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Netherlands: Ven. Chodron at Maitreya Instituut

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - April 19 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Ven. Thubten Chodron gives a public talk and a weekend retreat at two Maitreya Instituut centers


♦ The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

A public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Wednesday, April 15: 7:30-9 pm

This evening talk will be based on the second volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a series of books written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Venerable Thubten Chodron will give clear and practical teachings on key topics at the heart of Buddhist practice, such as what determines what Buddhism is and what is not, and how to live a meaningful life.

The Buddha was once an ordinary sentient being just like us. How did he attain awakening, and what makes him a reliable guide to follow? Ven. Thubten Chodron shares the unique qualities of the Buddha and his teachings from her latest book Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps, the fourth volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a series she is coauthoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the stages of the Buddhist path.

Info on the Maitreya Instituut Website

Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam
Tilanusstraat 8C, 1091 BH
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contact: +31 20 42 808 42


♦ Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

A residential retreat in English with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Thursday, April 16, to Sunday, April 19

In this long weekend retreat, Venerable Thubten Chodron’s respectful approach will illuminate the many ways that all forms of Buddhism, amid their rich diversity, share a common heritage and common goals.

In this course you’ll strengthen your knowledge and practice of Buddhism by understanding its varied traditions—how they came to be, what makes them different from each other, and what they have in common.

What you’ll learn:

  • The common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha’s teachings.
  • The origins of the various Buddhist traditions, and how they spread across Asia.
  • How the Four Noble Truths are understood in the different traditions.
  • Ethical training for lay people and monastics.
  • And much more.

Suggested donation to offset our costs: € 195
The course includes coffee, tea and vegetarian meals and overnight accommodation incl. bed linen and towel.
On 18.30 Thursday evening, a simple dinner with soup and bread is served.

Info on the Maitreya Instituut Website

Maitreya Instituut Loenen
Hoofdweg 109
7371 GE Loenen
+31 55 505 0908

Contact:  loenen@maitreya.nl


Maitreya Instituut
020 42 808 42


Maitreya Instituut
Tilanusstraat 8a, 1091 BH
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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020 42 808 42